How we are coping, for better or for worse

November 22, 2020

I’d love to jump into this car and take a spin back to the past, when life seemed less complicated. Was it better? Maybe not.I just know it was less complicated. Coping wasn’t such a chore.

Today our group of blogging Baby Boomers remind us all that life goes on no matter what else is happening in the world. Check out highlighted text for links.

When is a deal maybe not a deal? Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, has good advice about what to buy and not buy on Black Friday. Among the yesses are TVs and laptops. Among the nos are fitness equipment and jewelry.

All families have unique ways to celebrate Turkey Day. Some like a lot of drama. Some watch football. Some go jogging. For Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribbles, her family has a strange tradition that only gets worse with time. It always starts innocently enough. Then someone throws down the gauntlet. You’ll love this one.

Rebecca Olkowski with believes there is hope on the horizon. This holiday season will be difficult for many who are struggling because of the pandemic. However, if we all adhere to the guidelines and work together it will assure we will have much to give thanks for.

Most of us will not celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 as we have in the past, with family and friends. We are nostalgic for holidays past. With this in mind Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin offers a view of holidays past through paintings, poems, and music in this weeks post, Thanksgiving Nostalgia.

There is comfort in working with your hands, with creating, and I’m doing that this month as I make my beautiful artisan candles, one more beautiful than another. Each a small work of art, with healing stones and florals.
They’re unique, special gift items that people rave about. The candle studio is open for holiday orders only another week.

But I’m not the only one being productive.  Not sure how you’re going to make Christmas special for young children or grandchildren when you won’t be spending it with friends and family because of the pandemic? Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin has been thinking about that and created an e-book called Making Christmas Memories. Sign up to get notified when Making Christmas Memories becomes available on Black Friday.

Tom from Sightings Over Sixty reports that he just got his annual notice detailing benefits for 2021. Check out The 1.3% Solution, to find out your increase (er, can you guess what it is?), but also a lot more about where we stand with Social Security.

4 comments on “How we are coping, for better or for worse
  1. Laurie stone says:

    Great job, Carol. Always fun to read everyone’s post.

  2. Roberta says:

    What a wonderful read. Thank you so much for the positive message. I love how you highlight links as well as just plain good messages. Keep up the good work.

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